• MOH Malaysia relaxes SPM-level BM requirement for medical graduates
    The Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) has decided to relax the SPM-level BM requirement for Grade UD41 medical officers employed under contract.
  • Dr Alzheimer: All but forgotten
    Alois Alzheimer made his mark in the field of neuropsychiatry by discovering the brain changes associated with a disease that was, subsequently, named after him. His perseverance and commendable work formed the basis of Alzheimer’s disease understanding.
  • Side effects caused by antibiotics often ignored by doctors, study shows
    Overprescribing antibiotics leads to unnecessary side effects in patients especially those who did not require antibiotics treatment in the first place, according to a study.
  • 3 new research findings on diabetes treatments
    A recent study shows that diabetes drugs are not only beneficial for the targeted disease, it can also lower the risk of heart failure and renal disease. Here are a few new research findings on diabetes research.
  • MIMS Career Adds New Headhunting Service to Recruitment Offering
    As the demand for skilled healthcare professionals grows every year, MIMS Career is committed to further enhance its recruitment offerings Asia wide. To date, MIMS Career has been assisting candidates with submitting job applications only. The addition of a headhunting service will support candidates until successful job placement and provides a seamless experience for the candidate ensuring a successful transition.
  • Family medicine course for GPs to undergo "intensive upgrade" in Singapore
    An "intensive upgrade" will happen for Singapore's main training programme for general practitioners (GPs) to get certified in family medicine. The revamp of the two-year graduate diploma in family medicine is driven by a growing need for primary-care doctors who can deal with the range of health issues that an ageing population faces.
  • The shocking truth behind electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
    Shocking mentally ill patients in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) sessions may sound primitive and will perhaps conjure up disturbing images as seen in those old horror movies. However, this form of therapy has come a long way from its barbaric stigma – and is still being used today.
  • The rise of evidence-based Chinese herbal medicine
    Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have recently verified that a Chinese herbal regimen called TSY-1 (Tianshengyuan-1) has anti-cancer properties and may be helpful in treating blood cell deficiencies. This discovery adds to the growing evidence base for Chinese herbal medicine.
  • The reflex hammer: A trusty tool that continues to stay in the doctor’s office
    Today, a reflex hammer is one of the most used tools in a doctor’s office and is now nearly 130 years old. So how did it come about?
  • What dreams might be trying to tell us
    From deciphering what dreams mean to understanding the science behind it, recent studies have revealed its link to neurodegenerative conditions. Other reports also document the strange alteration in dreams post medical treatment.
  • Phineas Gage: The man who survived a fatal brain injury with all but his personality intact
    As the first survivor of a severe brain injury, his case brought about the development of modern-day neuroscience. For the first time, it was suggested that different parts of the brain were responsible for different behaviours.
  • Holistic care providers: The role of medical social workers
    Despite the vastly different nature of their jobs in comparison to doctors and nurses, the efforts and contributions of medical social workers must be acknowledged. They are a crucial part of the healthcare system.
  • Did you know a banana diet was the first treatment for coeliac disease?
    Back then, coeliac disease was a mystery killer. It was not until 1924 when the first solid diet plan was invented – which consisted of a lot of bananas.